Thoughtful Thursday: The Life Cleanse!


Cheers to a Thoughtful Thursday! As we continue on in this first week of 2017, let’s keep the fresh start ideas going. In speaking with friends, many are on a detox cleanse, using hime remedies to cleanse their physicals of the Holiday sweets & foods that were like “death” to their diets. For this Thoughtful Thursday, I propose that in addition to such physical cleanses, that we also do a Life Cleanse. In the mental & spiritual, let us take some time to examine what needs to improve, & what changes can be made to be our best selves. What would something like this look like to you?

Recently, I was given a good reminder about the importance of taking care of the inside so that it manifests on the outside (thanks Janet)! I took those words of wisdom a little deeper & decided to overhaul each level of my life experience.  For me, this is what my Life Cleanse is looking like so far:

Mentally: Lately, I have been working on detoxing from t.v. during the week so that I have more time to read and write. Journalling has always been one of my favorite things to do when I need to clear my mind, but unwinding in front of my favorite show has also been added to that. Needless to say I’m pooped when I try to write before bed. For the last few weeks, watching less t.v. during the week has definitley aided in sleep but has increased the amount that I can write, thus adding to a clearer mind & more freedom of thought. I also make it a huge point to redirect any thoughts that try to self defeat me or question my self value & worth. We can be our worst enemy at times & by giving myself more loving & encouraging thoughts, has definitely quieted the thoughts that encourage doubts and & fears. Feels great so far! 

Spiritually: As a close second to my mental cleanse, I also have more time for yoga & meditation. After my little one has gone off to dreamland I have free time to set aside time to focus on deep breathing & meditation exercises. I have found that incense oils that are known to enhance peaceful energies such as Sage and Lavendar, have helped me to keep a meditative state for longer. Granted, sometimes I fall asleep during such sessions, but I have learned that it just means my body wants sleep & I no lomger beat myself up about that. In this, I am bale to channel more of a calm demeanor from the inside out, helping me face life’s experiences with a cleared outlook best suited for my soul.

Physically: Getting my vitamins back in stock, fitting in lunch time workouts &  encouraging clean eating more regularly, is a definite must in keeping my life balanced. I encourage you too to drink more water & add veggies & greens to your meals daily to increase the vitmain & electrolyte utilizatation in your system. What goes in is what comes out, so on this journey, I make it a point to eat as clean as possible daily. Does it mean I don’t enjoy a cookie or two? Yes, but do I enjoy half the bag? Nope! Lol! Exercising will power is a definite must across all areas of life & with eating, this has to apply. Don’t starve yourself because all that does is increase the want for what you crave, but in much moderation, wean yourself from the sweets & not so healthy choices so you can increase the benefits from the healthy ones 🙂

These are things I find helpful for me so far, & I am sure that there are many ways that you have found work best for you. Feel free to share your own detox methods in the comments! If you don’t have a method you like, you can definitley try mine & tell me what you think. I soon will be posting product reviews so that you can see what else is out there that I have tried & that you can add to your journey to Peace if you like! Stay tuned!

Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

“Everything in moderation, and there’s a perfect balance in this life if we can find it.” Ryan Robbins

Motivational Monday: You are now free!


Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Motivational Monday of 2017! Wow what a year 2016 was! Thankfully we made it into a new year (& sending condolences for the families & loved ones of those who didn’t). In light of a new year marking fresh starts, my encouragment to you is to be free! From my Positive Box yesterday, the phrase that I picked (randomly) was “You are now free!” How profound was this as we begin another year, let’s free ourselves of what whas been holding us back, & propel into the newness that awaits us! 

I don’t do the new year resolution thing. It usually lasts for a maximun of 3 months & by April, it’s a free for all. Throw it to the wall &  whatever sticks, sticks. But this year, I am feeling like Fresh starts is the theme, as a way of freeing ourselves from the prisons we have built for ourselves, mentally, physically, & spiritually.

Whether it’s physical, like that weight loss goal that you beat yourself up for falling short on, or the career goal that seems to be out of your reach; or maybe it’s past memories that are getting in your way, self discouragement & fear of defeat. Whatever it may be, You are now free! Allow yourself the freedom to love yourself, to be good to yourself, always, all ways, & unapologetically.  

For 2017, I am making a point to let go of things, ideas, & habits that have not served me well & make my path clear for all that uplifts me & brings me Joy. For the blog, I am super excited as there will be some new changes & updates that will bring more life into Peaceful Project, so stay tuned!!!

So feel the freeness of life & al it has to offer you, & move forward in your greatness. I have a feeling that 2017 has plenty of great things in store 🙂 Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡☆

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